Do patients seen by ECPs need an early warning?

As ambulance services continue to move from a predominantly transport orientated service into a resource which offers provision of mobile healthcare, outcomes of patients seen by prehospital practitioners will face increased scrutiny. This research examines the correlation between decisions taken by emergency care practitioners (ECPs) as to whether or not to transfer patients with a respiratory condition to hospital, and the pandemic medical early warning score (PMEWS). The PMEWS total is calculated from a combination of physiological measures, age, chronic disease presence, functional ability, and social factors.

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